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Service not party affiliation makes a politician Catholic pope says

VATICAN (CNS):  “Being a Catholic in politics does not mean being a recruit from a group, an organisation or a party,” but striving to serve others and dedication to promoting the common good, particularly through listening to and empowering people who often are overlooked, Pope Francis said during a meeting with 26 young Latin America leaders on March 4. 
 
They were attending a course on politics and the social teaching of the Church supported by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
 
“I invite you to live your faith with great freedom, never believing that there exists only one form of political commitment for Catholics, a Catholic party,” the pope said. 
 
He said a Catholic politician always looks for “the possible good, even if it is modest.” 

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